Ship to Shore

(McDonald)

          

My path is overgrown
with gathered sticks and stones
you know that names will never hurt me
there's something that I lost
to my utter cost
I cannot bear to trust

I thought my sins were all scarlet
I dreamed of running away

You came to me like the rolling tide
with arms as generous as the river Clyde
it takes a heart as big as the ocean
to wash a shipwreck to the shore.

Ship to shore, ship to shore, ship to shore

I found myself at sea
until the cold touched me
I didn't know I was going under
I could fill the stage
could I fill your heart?
I was yelling ship to shore

I thought my sins were all scarlet
I dreamed of running away

You see to hate yourself this much
you have to get far away

You came to me like the rolling tide
with arms as generous as the river Clyde
it takes a heart as big as the ocean
to wash a shipwreck to the shore

Ship to shore, ship to shore, ship to shore

I found myself at sea
til the cold touched me
I was lost

I thought my sins were all scarlet
I dreamed of running away

You came to me like the rolling tide
with arms as generous as the river Clyde
it takes a heart as big as the ocean
to wash a shipwreck to the shore

Ship to shore, ship to shore, ship to shore

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